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Bill Gates wishes he wasn't so rich

Yeah, right
Thu May 04 2006, 16:21
THE SUPREME LEADER of the software giant Microsoft, Sir William Gates III, has complained to a telly reporter that he hates being dubbed the richest man in the world.

Gates, the richest man in the world, said that there was nothing good to come out of being so wealthy.

He said that generally he hates publicity and does not like the attention that having huge wodges of cash seems to give him.

Gates may be one of the world's biggest philanthropists, but complains he gets more visibility from the cash he has rather than the stuff he gives away.

Apparently, Gates' role-model was Warren Buffett. Buffett is the second-richest person in the world and is ironically nicknamed the "Oracle of Omaha".

Despite having so much cash, Buffett continues to live in the same suburban house in Omaha he bought in 1957 for $31,500.

Gates says that the Buffett has a very refreshing, simple way of looking at things and said that he learnt the importance of integrity from the bloke.

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